Why The Miami Heat Do The Deal
It’s worth noting that Oklahoma City has been the only home Dort has ever known.
They’ve mostly been bad. Scoring efficiency tends to suffer on bad teams. If Dort played on a team with multiple players who draw significant defensive attention, he may shoot better.
That’s the gamble the Heat are making here. Meanwhile, they already know they’re getting an outstanding point-of-attack defender. In all likelihood, that matters to this team.
After all, they benched an elite movement shooter like Robinson because he couldn’t defend. In that sense, Dort is a perfect fit for this Heat culture.
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Meanwhile, they may not mind giving up a first-round pick for a quality player. It’s not like the Heat would tank in the first place.